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|Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 7:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200705-21 ] MPlayer: Two buffer overflows
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: MPlayer: Two buffer overflows (GLSA 200705-21)
Date: May 30, 2007
Updated: October 12, 2007
Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in MPlayer, each one could lead to
the execution of arbitrary code.
MPlayer is a media player incuding support for a wide range of audio
and video formats.
Vulnerable: < 1.0.20070321
Unaffected: >= 1.0.20070321
Unaffected: < 1.0
Architectures: All supported architectures
A buffer overflow has been reported in the DMO_VideoDecoder_Open()
function in file loader/dmo/DMO_VideoDecoder.c. Another buffer overflow
has been reported in the DS_VideoDecoder_Open() function in file
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted video
file, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running MPlayer.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All MPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/mplayer-1.0.20070321"
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